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Love seeing what you do

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I love it when my customers and friends show me their creations. I saw this card and had to take a picture of it. It's beautiful!

I love all the details in it. You could look at it for hours and see something else she's done to make it even more special. The glitter glass, the water coloring, the layers of cardstock. This is a work of art. Makes me want to go make something just as special.

I hope to have some new items to show you tomorrow. I'm finally playing with my pre ordered stamps, paper, ribbon, dies, punches and more.

Until then have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas!

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I enjoyed my day with family yesterday. It was nice to have a relaxing Christmas without having to drive a few hours to visit more family members. Instead we had Steve's dad over for dinner with his friend Barbara. We ate leftovers from Christmas Eve and his dad brought a ham. Yum. Gumbo tastes even better the next day. We ate some of that too.

The girls got iPods from Santa this year. I think that was the hit present. Of course Steve and I gave the girls new Wii games. Deer hunter and Dino Strike. Steve and I love those games and are now teaming up to kill as many dinosaurs as possible. Amanda commented that she might have nightmares from it. LOL.

Steve and I did something different this year for gifts for each other. We each bought our own gifts and than wrapped them for under the tree. At least he got everything he wanted. :) I got everything I wanted too.

I feel very blessed to have the life I have. God is so great! I know that Christmas is a lot about giving gifts to each o…

80% off Clearance Rack Items!!!

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New items just added today! Check it out! Don't wait because these things will sell out at these prices.


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Happy Shopping!!!

$125 Starter Kit tonight only

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This is where you go to get the best deal that Stampin' Up! is offering right now before the end of the year 2011.

How does $125 sound for over $340 worth of product?

How does FREE designer series paper sound all year long? One pack per month.

How do you get all this? Just go to my website and click Join The Fun. It really is fun and I will show you so much about stamping.

Don't wait. This offer is only good until midnight tonight.

Finally did my Christmas Card

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I think I finally came up with a winner for my card this year. Can I show you it yet? No. I may be sending you one in the mail silly! So you'll have to wait. Did you want a Christmas Card from me this year? Send me your email and I'll put you on my address list.

Here's some other fun stuff I've been doing lately:

 These were the cards my girls made at the Girl Scout Troop Meeting for November.



These cute treat bags were something I made for fun at the craft fair I did.


 Birgit made these cute hang tags with chocolate Santas on them. One of my girls ate one. LOL.



I made this ruffled skirt for Amanda using the Spice Cake fabric. I love this fabric!!! I even made a headband that goes with it. My girls took it already to wear to school.


I also have been busy with spoiling my hostesses, downline and best customers. I had my first ever Customer Appreciation Christmas Party. Not everyone could come but that probably worked out since I decided to do an art project with them.…

Another birthday card

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It's Aunt Ginnie's Birthday! So I had to make her a card. Here's what I did:


I used Spice Cake DSP, Early espresso cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Fabulous Florets stamp set, Clearly for you stamp set,  Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set, blender pens, markers, boho blossom punch, pearl accents.

I hope you like it. Aunt Ginnie did! Now I have to make a birthday card for Aunt Patty who is turning 80! Wow!

Have a blessed day!

It's in the mail

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Not a check but a card! LOL. How many times do you realize a family members birthday is coming up and you start thinking about the card to make for them. You already have cards made but of course you need to make a special one for them. So you finally make the card but then the birthday was yesterday. No problem. Put it on your mantle and enjoy it yourself. LOL.

I actually did send my sister her birthday card yesterday. I hope she gets it in time for her birthday which is always around Thanksgiving. I just remember we'd always put a few candles in the pumpkin pie and sing happy birthday to her. (Pretty sad huh?) But really who could eat birthday cake after eating a Thanksgiving feast and pie?

Here's the card I made:



Totally cased from Lyssa. (Visit her website here).  I love the colors in this card. Early Espresso, Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait. The saying is from the stamp set Word Play. I still don't know how I got this stamp set since I never ordered it. LOL.…

Giving Thanks

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Today I want to show you the card I made for my neighbor. I'm so thankful for good neighbors and she's one of the best!


I used the Newsprint Designer Series Paper, Peach Parfait Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, More Mustard Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Clear Embossing powder, versamark ink pad, Lucky Limeade Ink Pad, Peach Parfait Ink Pad, Cajun Craze Ink Pad, Sponges, Pear Pizazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Twine, Tiny Tag punch, Tiny Tags stamp set, Gently Falling Stamp set, Leaves #2 die.

What are you thankful for? Who has made a difference in your life? One of the best ways to show someone you care is to make them a card. There are so many ideas out there. I have another card I will show you tomorrow that I made for my sister. Actually it's a wonderful card to send to anyone for any occasion. So come back tomorrow to see what it is.

Only a couple more days til Thanksgiving! Here's my tree I started at the beginning of the month. I had Steve find me some branch…

Huge Sale!

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Visit my online store to learn more. There are two items on sale today only.

Simply Scored and the Sweet Press Cookie Stamp.

Don't wait! These items make great gifts for your self or a friend.

Online orders are great or you can contact me and I can place your order for you.

Stuffed Turtles

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No it's not a recipe for some strange cajun dish. It's actually a project I did last month while learning to sew. I found the pattern online at this website: Fabric Turtles

Here's the cutie I made:


Here's our material and the pattern laid out.

I'm off to Biloxi today so I gotta go get dressed but wanted to post a quickie here for you.

Have a blessed day!

Be the Hostess with the Mostest

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Click the image above to learn how you can earn even more when you host a workshop with your friends. Let me provide the fun and you invite the guests. We'll spend time creating a scrapbook page, card or treat box. I can show you how to make home decor for the holidays. Contact me today!!

My Digital Studio Free Downloads

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Hello stampers, Here's some amazing news from Stampin' Up! Free downloads! I actually do like to use My Digital Studio and create albums that I can print for multiple people. It's also a great way to design unique invitations, Christmas cards, calendars and tags. Design one but print many.

If you don't have My Digital Studio you can still download these for free and use it on your own program. Check it out here: My Digital Studio Website

If you have questions or need more information please let me know.

Here's something fun I just made using the new downloads.


I'd love to show you more in person. Schedule your appointment today.

Zombies and Monsters and Bats Oh My!

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Halloween is almost here! I have really enjoyed decorating the house with all kinds of spooky decor. But of course taking pictures of all the spookyness and scrapbooking it is what's best of all!

Last year my daughter's costume was sort of like a zombie. So here's a scrapbook page that I did with the new DSP in the Mini Catalog called Pick Your Poison.


I really like this paper. It's full of details and elements so you don't even need to have stamps to make an awesome page.

Here's some shots of the other pages.


Don't forget that all Stampin' Up! Designer Paper is double sided so you get even more for your money.

Here's some random pictures that my girls took when I wasn't around. LOL.







I want to say a big Thank You to Ann and Cori who had workshops for me this week. Below is the card I did at those workshops.



I really love how the shaving cream technique turned out. The colors I used in this card were Soft Suede, Pool Party and Lucky Limade.
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Free Big Shot ends soon!

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Okay stampers. This is a great deal that Stampin' Up! is offering. I would hate for you to miss out on it because of not knowing about it. So here's all the details:

You pay $175 +tax and get:

4 stamp sets of your choice
4 ink pads of your choice
2 packs of cardstock of your choice
1 pack of Designer Series Paper of your choice
1 punch of your choice
adhesive
stamp and scrub
stamp and mist
Embossing folder of your choice
envelopes
ribbon of your choice
clear block
wheel handle
Stampin around wheel of your choice
versamark pad
sponge
color coach
re inker of your choice
Wheel Ink Cartridge
2 markers of your choice
blender pen

All this is valued at $340. Then the FREE part comes in. You get a free Big Shot worth $99. Or you can pick out $100 worth of Stampin' Up! Product that you want. Shipping is free on all of this too.

Does this sound like a deal to you? I hope you really think about joining my team. We have a lot of fun and you can even make money doing what you love.

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Halloween mask

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Here's the mask I decorated for the Halloween party I went to last week.

I bought the black mask and then got creative with our punches, dies, waffle paper, brads and shimmer paint.

Here's a close up of the sides:


Spider charm is so spooky!
I love the tiny silver brads. Oh and the rhinestones.

I put most of the items on with a glue gun. Some punches are retired but you can get the bat punch on the clearance rack. So Ho Blossoms is the punch I used to make the little flowers. I also embossed the butterflies with out spider web embossing folder. Love that!

I think I had more fun making the mask than wearing it. LOL.  (The party was so much fun though!) I really like this time of year. :)

Happy creating!

It's great being a demo

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I really love my job. In fact it's not really a job. It's my hobby but I can make some extra money doing it. This week was a busy week so I spent a lot of time with my girls and my husband. My girls take karate, dance and Girl Scouts. (I'm their leader). My husband likes to have clean laundry and a nice looking house. I try my best to do those things. Hee hee. I have pets too and I'm involved with my church. Doing all this I have to say that my business is really a part time business. I work on it when I can. Sometimes laundry isn't put away but really, clean and laying on the bed is good enough if you ask me. :)
So this week I designed a cute Halloween banner (during my free time) for my Mystery Hostess club using the new pennants die. It's so easy to make that I may start making them for every occasion. With the Big Shot and a few dies you can make lots of home decor items for less than buying it in the store. Plus you get the satisfaction of making it yours…

Spoiled Rotten

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I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to download pictures from Regionals. So today I took some time to update my blog and show you how spoiled I feel. Stampin' Up! really knows how to put on an event.

First I will tell you that I enjoyed my time on stage doing the shaving cream technique for everyone. It seemed to go well and everyone loved the results of the technique. I loved watching the other two demos that also presented. Really great ideas from them. One was a pop up card and the other was cute little bags made with our packing paper. How awesome is that? I'm always trying to find a use for it instead of throwing it away.

Here's the goodie bag I brought home from Regionals.


(It's stuffed with goodies. Want to see???)







These were the swaps I got. I made a few 3D swaps and 3 card swaps. Woo hoo! I know. So many huh? LOL.

Here's the card that Shannon West gave me for doing the presentation.



It's so pretty and elegant. I asked her how…